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Podcast: Breaking down Spring Training decisions

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In this week's edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Tim McMaster break down the Braves' decision to send top prospect Ronald Acuna to the Minors. With just a week to go until Opening Day, they discuss which top prospects are still vying for a spot on the roster and hit the highlights of Mayo's interviews from the Grapefruit League. And last but not least, they make their 2018 MLB playoff predictions.

How soon will we see Acuna showcasing his electric talent in the Majors? Will No. 1 overall prospect Shohei Ohtani successfully adjust to life in the big leagues as he pursues his goal of being a two-way player? Could prospects like Marlins No. 1 Lewis Brinson and Rockies No. 2 Ryan McMahon make an impact from Game No. 1? The Pipeline crew share their thoughts on all that and more.

In this week's edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Tim McMaster break down the Braves' decision to send top prospect Ronald Acuna to the Minors. With just a week to go until Opening Day, they discuss which top prospects are still vying for a spot on the roster and hit the highlights of Mayo's interviews from the Grapefruit League. And last but not least, they make their 2018 MLB playoff predictions.

How soon will we see Acuna showcasing his electric talent in the Majors? Will No. 1 overall prospect Shohei Ohtani successfully adjust to life in the big leagues as he pursues his goal of being a two-way player? Could prospects like Marlins No. 1 Lewis Brinson and Rockies No. 2 Ryan McMahon make an impact from Game No. 1? The Pipeline crew share their thoughts on all that and more.

Among the best interview subjects of Mayo's tour around Spring Training: Astros No. 3 prospect J.B. Bukauskas, Marlins No. 8 Isan Diaz and Red Sox No. 10 C.J. Chatham. All have plenty of interesting insight into their development.

On the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Tim McMaster are your tour guides through all the unfolding stories and breaking news of baseball's top prospects. Each week, you'll find out about the stars of tomorrow from the guys who know today. Look out for new episodes on Thursdays. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.